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New Sample Road Disc


NEW BIKE SAMPLE TESTING
 
First ride round on the "Reverse Cragg Loop" from Hebden Bridge out to Littleborough, then up Blackstone Edge and down to Mytholmroyd.

Notes:-
It uses pretty standard 73/73 geometry and a 57cm top tube on a large size. That's what we like and works. Dave has insisted on 57cm top tubes on size large where possible.
Frame tubing is formed 6061-T6 aluminium.
Frame has rack mounts, guard mounts and two bottle mounts. We might even stick another bottle mount under the downtube.
Rear brake is flat mount, rear axle is 12mm through axle, spacing is 142mm.
32's are big, but they feel incredible over rough surfaces. We remember riding 23s all the time, but we were a lot younger then.
The fork is a new model we've developed. It is super clean, flat mount, through axle, with mudguard mounts too. It'll be avaialble across our range soon.

Issues so far:-
1. 32's fit, but clearance is a bit tight on the back end for guards so we'll lengthen the chainstays a touch.
2. Car drivers don't like being passed coming down Cragg Vale.
3. Brant's got a bad back because he is old and can't bend over that far any more.
4. Nobody can decide what it's called or what colour it should be.
 
Dave's having it next.
 
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WHAT ARE THOSE TYRES?
By the way, those tyres are these - they're brilliant.

3 March 2019

Comments

  • Anonymous
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    Call it 'No Name' :-)

  • Zoltan K
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    Raw alu or polished alu is always great! As well as the lime green on London Road, IMO :)

  • Chris M
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    It needs to be called Cragg Vale :)

  • Karren W
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    This very bike looks great, and an alu frame is OK for a fast commuter/light tourer weekends away with option of going a bit off road. maybe offer the same bike in a carbon frame similar colour to your bish-bash-bosh or dark blue/orange/purple? I have cycled =/- 10.000 miles per year, audax, commutes, holidays in Europe etc. and have used 50+ bikes in my "career". I love rack points and full mudguards (unless you race cycle competitively it gives so many options!). Tipp: keep the "raw" finish alu and polish it, similar to the Specialized diverge smartweld looks great! OR: stelath black without schnick-schnack colours. I have always found your London horrible in lime green. Geo: 57 TT is good, 73/73 is good ( I hate the Pinnacles, and Ridgebacks with a 72degr. front/short TT/high front/"baby" handlebars where I cannot "park" my big hands on the bars. Some do not like the look of the Shimano hydraulic levers. I think they are great. I can use them to get a good grip and find them more comfortable on long rides. Mudguards: if 32mm is a bit of an issue try to apply this rule: chainstay length: as long as necessary / as short as possible. if you only need an extra mm , then only add an extra mm. Good luck anyway. a 3rd bottle cage? Useless, these guys who will need it will not use this bike on a world tour!